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Nazir A. Jairazbhoy

Delhi and as director of European music at the Calcutta Broadcasting Station. In 1948 he was appointed lecturer (later reader) in Sanskrit and Indian music at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London; he also gave many lectures and recitals (accompanied by his wife) in Europe, India and North America. During his final visit to the Indian subcontinent ( 1955–6 ) he again collected invaluable material on music and dance, primarily from Nepal. In the summer of 1958 he and his wife were involved in a street accident in Leiden, from which he never fully recovered


John C. Francis

for str qt; orch suites; tone poems Kbd (pf, unless otherwise stated) 2 Dances (1895) Ballet Waltz (1899) [from the Economites] From Edgeworth Hills, suite (1903) 2 Impromptus to the Memory of Edward MacDowell (1914) Southern Sketches (1923) Chanson triste, org (1925) other descriptive pieces Bibliography ‘Explains Berlin’s Attack upon Poia ’, Musical America , 12/2 (1910) 25 only [interview] A. Nevin : ‘Two Summers with the Blackfeet Indians of Montana’, MQ , 2 (1916), 257–70 N. Slonimsky : ‘Musical Oddities’, The Etude


Richard Kassel

insts, 1949–50 rev. as Ring Around the Moon The Wooden Bird (incid. music, W. Leach), 1v, insts, 1950, collab. B. Johnston; Charlottesville, VA, 10 Jan 1951 Plectra and Percussion Dances Castor and Pollux, a Dance for the Twin Rhythms of Gemini, 1952, rev. 1968 Ring Around the Moon, a Dance Fantasm for Here and Now (Partch), 1952–3 Even Wild Horses, Dance Music for an Absent Drama (A. Rimbaud: A Season in Hell ), vv, large ens of orig. insts, 1949–52 Berkeley, CA, 19 Nov 1953 King Oedipus (1, after W.B. Yeats, after Sophocles), 10 solo vv, chorus, large


Graham Sadler and Thomas Christensen

much less. In spite of the lack of prestige attached to the Fairs, he was to make useful contacts there, among them Louis Fuzelier, future librettist of Les Indes galantes. On 10 September 1725 Rameau attended a performance by two Louisiana Indians at the Théâtre Italien; he was soon to characterize their dancing in the harpsichord piece Les sauvages , later published in his Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin. Les sauvages was one of the works that Rameau referred to in his oft-quoted letter ( 25 October 1727 ) to the dramatist Antoine Houdar de Lamotte


Jody Diamond

Benary, Barbara ( b Bay Shore, NY , April 7, 1946 ). American composer , performer , instrument builder and ethnomusicologist. She received the BA from Sarah Lawrence College, and the MA and PhD from Wesleyan University, where she studied Indonesian and Indian music. She has performed with the ensembles of Philip Glass, Jon Gibson, Alvin Lucier, Philip Corner and Daniel Goode. In 1976 she co-founded, with Corner and Goode, the Gamelan Son of Lion, New York, a new music collective and repertory ensemble under her direction. In addition, she has